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41 Too old to teach?
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I am 41 years old and have a B.A. in History and an M.S. in Historic Preservation....I have over 15+ years experience in educational technology.

I would like to know if someone out there has any guidance/advice on how to go about achieving my teaching certification in New York State? Specifically any Alternative Cert processes? Online? Transitional B Certificates?

I work full time and have a family to support, so the full commitment to student teaching has been an issue....however, I do work IT for a private school so I may be able to utilize them for experience...

Any advice or guidance would be greatly appreciated. TYIA.


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perhaps one of these?
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http://teachnyc.net/certification/al...-certification


ALTERNATIVE ROUTES TO CERTIFICATION
Professionals and recent college graduates can earn certification while completing a master’s degree through multiple programs—including the nine unique programs below—which support the schools and subjects that need great teachers most. Individuals interested in one of these pathways should apply directly through the program, and not through the main teacher application on this site.

New York City Teaching Fellows
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41 isn't old....
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I'm 50, I've taught before, and I've been subbing, but I will find my way back into a classroom, life is too short to miss out on the good stuff. teaching , for me is the good stuff.
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Over 40
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I'm 46 and going to student teach the first time this fall. I call it my career midlife crisis.

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Not too old...
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This is my 13th year. I didn't even start til I was 40--


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Old 08-10-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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I started teaching at 40, I have been teaching for 18 years. I also have been laid off the past three years in a row...it gets harder and harder each year to even get an interview. My personal opinion? They don't want experienced teachers AND/OR teachers who may have an opinion, just my experience...
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